Visitors to the industry’s biggest show, which has just ended in Hanover, showed great interest in the innovations on display, from J-Print 3D to Omnidry ovens, by way of Industry 4.0 and the increasingly in-demand iGiottoApp X2.

IMOLA. 2017, 1st June. “This edition of Ligna,” Alberto Maestri, Managing Director of Cefla Finishing, commented, “surpassed all our expectations; it went even better than the previous show, which was very successful, in both quantity and quality terms. This upward trend is in line with a generally positive market, with well-informed customers offering good business prospects.” The contacts with the Asian markets, eager to invest to improve their production processes through innovation, were particularly encouraging.

“The reason for our success,” Mr Maestri continued, “lies in our many innovative features in all the technological sectors we cover. We brought this innovation to the show and engaged in effective marketing in the run-up to the event, creating the right expectations, which we were able to confirm in real terms during the exhibition itself.”

All the many innovations Cefla Finishing displayed attracted the interest of the thousands of professionals who visited the stand of 1,400 m2 in hall 17, staffed by a close-knit international team. The J-Print 3D, the innovative system for creating 3D effects synchronised with digital printing, was particularly successful. There were also plenty of admiring comments for the new range of Omnidry ovens, a real revolution offering high productivity combined with outstanding flexibility, with the capability to process flat and curved panels of different thicknesses thanks to the Flexpro function and its capability for automatic variation of the tray pitch. Demand for the iGiottoApp X2, the 2-armed anthropomorphic robot able to work in synchronised or unsynchronised mode thanks to trajectory optimisation software, was particularly high.

“Today’s success and the many product innovations presented at Ligna 2017 are the outcome of teamwork which began two years ago – concluded Mr Maestri -. At Cefla we work every day with the aim of becoming a Smart Factory in the present, not the future: for us, Industry 4.0 means connection and interconnection between the company’s various professionalisms, which constantly collaborate on products and technology”.